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  • Egypt needs to do more to secure IMF aid

    Egypt needs to do more to secure IMF aid

    Egypt needs to do more to secure a $3.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, including gathering broad political support and identifying other sources to finance its funding gap of up to $12 billion, an IMF official said on Wednesday.

    May 2, 2012 4:18
  • Investor ‘protection’: here we go again…

    Investor ‘protection’: here we go again…

    A proposed investor protection law does little to guarantee protection for real estate investors here in the UAE. Kipp isn’t terribly surprised…

    May 2, 2012 4:07
  • Fly Dubai to Add Destinations, Planes, Eyes Price Rise

    Fly Dubai to Add Destinations, Planes, Eyes Price Rise

    Carrier to add 4-5 new destinations in 2012; on track to earn first profit this year; Plans to increase ticket prices as fuel costs rise

    May 2, 2012 3:54
 
  • FISCALLY SPEAKING: Saudis Wouldn't Gain Much From A Union With Bahrain

    FISCALLY SPEAKING: Saudis Wouldn't Gain Much From A Union With Bahrain

    A full fiscal union would help Bahrain lower its borrowing costs. Even with current Saudi support, it may run a budget deficit at four percent of GDP this year says Una Galani

    May 1, 2012 4:02
  • Hotel happenings

    Hotel happenings

    With the Arabian Travel Market in town, the local hospitality sector is buzzing with major announcements. Kipp takes you through some of the top stories from the industry this week.

    April 30, 2012 3:44
  • LOOKING GOOD: Local realtors enjoy good results

    LOOKING GOOD: Local realtors enjoy good results

    After months of writing about the “cursed/troubled” property sector, Kipp is rather pleased to be writing this article. The numbers are in for this quarter and it would seem the property sector is finally bouncing back.

    April 29, 2012 3:47
 
  • WE’LL CALL YOU: Tips and trends on recruitment in the UAE

    WE’LL CALL YOU: Tips and trends on recruitment in the UAE

    Kipp caught up with Omar Tahboub, VP of Product at Bay.com, and picked his brain about what the year ahead looks like for job seekers, how the landscape has changed since the crisis hit, and the dos and don’ts of job searching.

    April 29, 2012 3:24
  • Bahrain reviews Islamic Finance standards

    Bahrain reviews Islamic Finance standards

    Islamic finance may face its biggest shake-up in years, as a top standard-setting body seeks to reform the way the industry does business, including the role of highly paid scholars in enforcing religious principles.

    April 29, 2012 3:19
  • Iran Offers Egypt Limited Lesson In Subsidy Reform

    Iran Offers Egypt Limited Lesson In Subsidy Reform

    Egypt may learn a thing or two from Iran's extensive public relations campaign prior to the raising of prices. Iranian media went to great lengths to emphasise the social inequity of subsidies. To minimise social unrest, Cairo must ensure the country's poor understand that they are not the main beneficiaries of the current, absurd system - if only because they live without air conditioning and drive old cars, if any.

    April 28, 2012 10:17
 
  • Tourists Return To Tunisia After Year Of Turmoil

    Tourists Return To Tunisia After Year Of Turmoil

    After a year of revolutionary turmoil that saw tourists flee the Mediterranean hotspot in droves, Tunisia hopes 2012 will mark the start of the recovery in a sector that used to account for almost seven percent of gross domestic product and employs 500,000 people, second only to the farming sector.

    April 26, 2012 10:17
 
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